Your votes are in and have been counted, and your 2013 winner of Battle Arena Otaku is… Psyduck!
Wait, no–that’s not right. Here’s the actual winner…
We have two excellent competitors who you fans voted for en masse over the last week, showing your dedication to “Tiger & Bunny” hero Wild Tiger and One Piece captain Luffy D. Monkey. Actually, check that: we’ve had 32 excellent challengers in the arena this year, amassed from TV, film, animation, games, and even toys. For us, it was about repping all of these characters we’ve grown to love so much and you, the fans, have been great about promoting the arena and hyping your favorite characters online.
And so it’s with pleasure I announce the winner:
Luffy is your 2013 Arena champion!
For the second year in a row, Luffy has proven himself to be a formidable opponent, defeating Wild Tiger 60.03% of 55,889 votes.
That’s a great turnout for both characters, with Luffy showing his dominance in 2013 while Wild Tiger showed an ability to stick it out with the best of them, much like he does in “Tiger & Bunny.”
We want to thank all of the fans out there for all of the support this year, and we look forward to doing this again when the Battle Arena returns in 2014!